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Press Releases


2018

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System: “We accept that challenge.” - On Feb. 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced an aggressive new approach to produce rapid improvements at VA medical facilities which received the lowest score in its Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) rating system. (02/08/2018)

New instrument delivers quicker diagnoses, better care to Veterans - This month, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) doctors rolled out a new method to detect infectious agents in Veterans’ blood. The newly-acquired BioFire Blood Culture Identification (BCID) system allows TVHS doctors to detect harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours after blood cultures become positive. The previous method could take three days longer. (01/26/2018)

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2017

TVHS Nashville intensive care unit earns award - The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award with a gold, silver or bronze designation meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award. (12/21/2017)

VA TVHS to open new facility in Clarksville - TVHS will cut the ribbon on its new Clarksville Community Based Outpatient Clinic at 782 Weatherly Drive in a ceremony at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. (12/18/2017)

Veterans benefit from Adaptive Tai Chi Chuan - Veterans at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) Alvin C. York hospital are taking part in “Adaptive Tai Chi,” which is designed to be practiced in a wheelchair. (12/15/2017)

TVHS employs germ-killing robots - In a continued effort to improve care and services to Veterans, TVHS has acquired four new high-tech weapons to battle deadly pathogens and kill multi-drug resistant organisms. (12/13/2017)

Eight Veterans to graduate from ‘Guitars4Vets’ program - TVHS will honor eight graduates of the Guitars4Vets recreational therapy program in a ceremony at its Nashville campus at 1310 24th Avenue South Thursday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. (12/12/2017)

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System to honor Operation Song graduates - Tennessee Valley Healthcare System will honor three graduates of the Operation Song music therapy program in a ceremony at its Alvin C. York campus at 3400 Lebanon Road Friday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. (11/28/2017)

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System to recognize family caregivers - Recognizing November as National Family Caregivers Month, TVHS is taking this time to salute family caregivers for the care and tireless support they provide to Veterans. (11/22/2017)

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System seeks housekeeping aides - This is an opportunity to work on a dedicated team in a world-class health care system serving America’s heroes. (11/21/2017)

Tennessee Valley VA leaders partnering to host town hall at VFW Post 5064 - Town hall meetings like this give Tennessee Valley Healthcare System leadership an opportunity to meet Veterans they serve face-to-face in their home towns, ask for direct feedback, and provide relevant information on new and upcoming services and projects. The meetings give representatives from the Nashville VBA Regional Office a chance to provide personalized benefits assistance, to include claim and appeals status for Veterans and their dependents. (11/16/2017)

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System technologist to be recognized for bravery - On September 24th, tragedy struck when an armed man stormed Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, leaving seven people injured by gunshots in the edifice and one person mortally wounded in the church parking lot... (11/14/2017)

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2015

Veteran Town Hall Meeting November 16th - VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (VA TVHS) leadership will host a Veteran Town Hall Meeting from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Stewart County Visitor Center on November 16 to hear from Veterans and discuss initiatives to improve quality and access to care in Middle Tennessee. (11/12/2015)

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2014

VA TVHS to Hold Veteran Town Halls - VA TVHS ) leadership will host four town hall forums for Veterans near its Murfreesboro, Nashville, Clarksville and Chattanooga campuses. (08/11/2014)

Nurse Recruitment Fair - VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (VA TVHS) is seeking nurse practitioners and staff nurses for its specialty and critical care areas. A recruitment fair will be held on Tuesday, July 22 from 9-1 pm at its Nashville Campus. (07/16/2014)

VA TVHS Offers E-Donate to Support Veterans - VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (VA TVHS) continues to offer the availability a simple and safe way to pledge their supports to Veterans through E donate. The program is an online donation option at www.tennesseevalley.va.gov that will provide the community to give financially. (04/07/2014)

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System to Cut Ribbon on New Harriman Clinic - The Department of Veteran Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System will opened its doors to Veterans at the new Harriman Community Based Outpatient Clinic Wednesday, March 5. An official grand opening ceremony to celebrate the new facility will take place April 16 at the 2305 North Gateway Avenue, Suite 2 location in Harriman. (03/27/2014)

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2013

2013 Survey of Enrollees Announcement - The VHA’s Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health (ADUSH) for Policy and Planning is conducting the 2013 edition of the national VHA Survey of Enrollees. (04/12/2013)

Local VA Receives Innovation Award for Quality Healthcare and Safety - VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System's (VA TVHS) Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) was awarded the Duncan Neuhauser Award for Curricular Innovation December 10th. The award was for VA TVHS's Geriatric Scholars Program Quality Improvement Workshops. (01/18/2013)

Local VA Employees Donate $117,000 to Charities - The employees of the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (VA TVHS) showed their generosity again this year by contributing more than $117,000 to the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). (01/10/2013)

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